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Yellow Pages SEO After the Panda Update

April 18th, 2011
12 Comments


Contrary to popular belief, Pandas don’t just eat bamboo, they also eat local search sites. ┬áMy post on Yellow Pages SEO in the Post-Panda World is now live on SEL.


Tags: Google · Yellow Pages

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan

    It’s definitely hitting all yellow pages sites hard. Perhaps they’ll re-evaluate their content now instead of dishing out millions of pages with listings.

  • 2 Carroll B. Merriman

    Between me and my husband we’ve had more problems than I can count but, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) they are.

  • 3 Chris Reilly

    Do you care to speculate about what this means for CityGrid? Do you think it will remain viable on its own without a lot of GOOG search traffic to rely upon?

  • 4 Andrew Shotland

    One of the main strategies of CityGrid was to reduce CitySearch’s reliance on Google. That said I am sure a number of CG distribution partners got knocked down as a result of Panda but I would guess that overall they had just as many partner sites gain, so probably no change for them.

  • 5 Sevente Selman

    I keep hearing about this panda update. Interested to know more.

  • 6 Paul Gunter

    I agree with you Jordan. There are too many sites like Yell with countless pages without any focus on providing good quality content.
    This is a good example of big companies not future proofing their SEO.

  • 7 Steve

    Panda is certainly having an effect on hotel sites that are part of a chain. It’s not uncommon for content to be scraped and republished on many sites across the web.

  • 8 Dennis

    Panda Update also hit websites that doesn’t have dupe content.. I dont think the bot is able to determine which content is duplicate.. I have experienced it on one of my sites.. I already conceded that i will no t be able to make money on this site after a year of work so stop working on it. but after panda it on the top 3 position for a keyword “Buy” based with over a 100k monthly searches

  • 9 Sam Smith

    I’ve been trying to get updated on the Panda update. Can you some explain what exactly happened? I know a lot of sites got hit hard but just trying to learn as much as possible. Thanks!

  • 10 Sean McCracken

    Panda update? Let everyone else.. I keep hearing about it.. But what does it have to do with SEO?

  • 11 Adam C

    I just really have not seen much of an effect personally from Panda. The only thing I have noticed is a few well built directories in my area have jumped in the serps a little.

  • 12 Clark Smith

    I haven’t really noticed any changes on Panda, I think it mainly has to do with websites that are using spam techniques to get links and are trying to eliminate those low quality links.

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